The Butcher Brothers completely represses the dialogue; apart from the threefold death shrieks and the multiple cries of a baby, to indulge the senses in a physically expressive performance that even Charlie Chaplin would give a standing ovation to, writes Ziphilele Moyake.
4 March 2010 | 3 comments
Choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba presents a humorous and vibrant dance piece exploring the themes of racial and social stereotyping at the 2010 FNB Dance Umbrella. We caught up with her to find out more about the show.
31 December 2009 | 5 comments
Napo Masheane has done it again! And this time she was armed with an incredibly talented bunch of African instrumentalists who took us all the way back to ancient Lesotho as they celebrated Sotho culture.
12 November 2009 | 1 comment
Headshots lets the audience experience what it takes for a dancer, singer or actress to push through various challenges to get to the stage, writes Allison Foat.
12 November 2009
Many hands, minds, legs and feet came together to produce this intriguing, haunting and strangely beautiful dance piece. Partly God, performed by the Jazzart dance group, is a re-enactment of the trans-generational trauma of war, loss, violence and attempts to gain redemption.
30 September 2009 | 1 comment
Sex, prostitution and infidelity are what you can expect from Grootboom’s latest production Foreplay. Set in Pretoria’s townships, the play is a series of 10 inter-connected scenes on society’s moral hypocrisy when it comes to sex. We chat to actors Sello Zikalala and Excellentia Mokoena about their roles.
17 September 2009 | 6 comments
With dancers from around the Western Cape taking part in the Baxter Dance festival each year it is steadily gaining ground as the place to view students and seasoned practitioners of dance. Luso Mnthali reviews the festival and speaks to acclaimed dancer, Mamela Nyamza.
27 July 2009
Noah Of Cape Town is set in 2020 when Cape Town, like every other city in the world, is suffering from the destructive effects of global warming, fuel shortages, war and corruption.
22 July 2009 | 3 comments
Arts Review caught up with astounding poet, Napo Masheane, to speak about her play Fat Black Women Sing, being seen as the modern-day Saartjie Baartman, the importance of using African languages to express yourself as an artist, and more.
20 July 2009
To call Jeremy Crutchley outstanding in I Am My Own Wife, is a major understatement. His portrayal of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf and several other characters in Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize winning play is nothing short of brilliant.
2 July 2009 | 5 comments
Ewok is back with his hypnotic dose of hip-hop theatre at this year’s National Arts Festival! We caught up with him to chat more about SPITFIRE, hip-hop theatre, his upbringing, being the ‘white boy’ in hip-hop and more.
22 May 2009
Sounds of beating drums and blowing horns accompanied with impeccable choreographic ritual dances and storytelling left the audience with more questions than answers during Taliipot Theatre Company’s performance at the French Cultural Centre recently.
23 April 2009 | 1 comment
Choreographer and director of The Language and Watermelon, Sifiso Kweyama urges all dancers to look at the art of dance as poems, at this year’s JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience. “Dance is poetic. We tell our stories through our bodies and there is no better storyteller than a body,” he says.
21 April 2009
The 11th JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience kicks-off in Durban tomorrow. Dance enthusiasts can expect a jam-packed 11 day festival where they can see and experience the cream of local and international contemporary dance theatre.
16 April 2009
Nadia Davids’ 2002 play, At Her Feet, is back on stage and this time you can catch it at Joburg’s Market Theatre. The award-winning, one-woman show tells the stories of six Muslim women living in Cape Town. This is a story that investigates tradition, culture and religion, and above all tries to demystify Muslim women.